Newcastle University Business School

Research & Consultancy Services

Research and Consultancy Services

Our Research

We provide a hub of research excellence where you can collaborate with peers and industry experts. We take theoretical expertise and apply it to real-world challenges.

We undertake research of the highest academic quality. With more than 100 academic and research staff, our research takes on many different forms, subject-specific and interdisciplinary, which influence policy and practice. 

With campuses in both Newcastle and London, we are well-positioned to work with regional, national and global organisations.

Our collaborations are national and international, with strong links into practice. This dynamic environment allows us to strive toward our mission of becoming a world-leading business school.

Read more about our research areas or visit our research showcase to view a range of case studies of the type of work we do.

Find out more about how to collaborate with us.

Consultancy Services

We offer our knowledge and experience on a consultancy basis, giving you direct access to our team of thought leaders. You provide the challenge and we will give you well-informed, practical answers. 

We can find innovative solutions to help you do everything from understanding customer behaviour to improving business efficiency. 


Thorugh our innovative programme, Captured, we support small firm owners to grow their business.

With funding from the UK Futures Programme, we explore the ways in which anchor institutions, such as universities, business schools and large firms, can support small firms in the region to develop leadership and entrepreneurship skills.

Four people talking round a table at the Business School

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses, like yours, to innovate and grow. The scheme links your organisation with a university and a graduate to work on an innovative, strategic project.

Each KTP is a three-way partnership between the business, the university and the graduate - also known as the associate - and is specificaly designed to benefit everyone involved.

The graduate is employed by the university but is based at the company, which can be located anywhere in the UK. The graduate doesn't have to be from Newcastle University to take part.

A KTP usually lasts between one and three years, depending on the project and your business needs. 

The scheme is supported by government funding. The amount you need to contribute depends on the size of your business and the scale and length of the project. 

Benefits of taking part in a KTP with us

Taking part in a KTP can help you develop your business and get the academic expertise that you may not have in-house. Our expertise can help your business perform better by becoming more competitive and productive.

There are a number of benefits to taking part in a KTP scheme with us, including:

  • increased profitibility and improved sales
  • expertise from the Business School and wider University to help with a wide range of business issues
  • access to new markets  
  • business-based experience with with personal and professional development opportunities

Benfield case study

We worked with the Benfield Motor Group on a KTP to improve competitiveness, quality and efficiency of service, repairs and back office functions throughout the business via an innovative transformational change programme.

The project involved applying lean principles used in the Japanese car manufacturing industry to the car dealership setting. 

Read more about the KTP in our case study.

Get involved

To discuss a potential KTP with the Business School or to make an appointment, please email